Summer Pests in New Jersey

Summer Pests
Summer Pests

Summer in New Jersey doesn’t necessarily start on June 21. For a lot of commercial facilities, the season begins when the first summer pests start to appear.

Typical summer pests in the Garden State include some well-known names …

  • Wasps: Wasp stings are painful and can cause severe redness and swelling, as well as life-threatening allergic reactions.
  • Japanese beetles: These shiny green beetles with copper wings are deadly to roses, tress and 300 other plant species.

…and a few bugs that may be unfamiliar to you …

  • Scale pests: These tiny parasites suck the sap from landscape plants, killing the host.
  • Bagworms: These worms are recognizable the distinctive web-like nests they spin on tree limbs.
  • Stink bugs: True to their name, stink bugs emit a foul smell when captured – but the real danger is in the damage they cause to agricultural and landscape plants.

Fight back!
There’s no need for New Jersey summer pests to cause damage to your property, endanger your landscape and bother your staff and customers.

You can call on Stern Environmental Group, a fully licensed and insured full-service commercial pest management company. Our services are particularly significant to businesses like restaurants, hotels and motels, warehouses, office buildings, and any other facility where people do not want to encounter insects.

Contact Stern Environmental Group before summer pests turn into a year-round hassle.

How Do You Know if You Have a Honeybee Infestation?

Honey Bees
Honey Bees

Honeybees are necessary to the environment. They play a pivotal role as part of the pollination cycle that makes the world go round. Unfortunately, it has come to light that there is a significant decrease in their population and this is a cause for concern.

Because of this, it’s important to have a honeybee infestation situation where large colonies exist carefully identified by professionals like the Stern Environmental Group. Honeybees are protected by law, if the Stern Environmental professionals identify your problem as a honeybee infestation, they will recommend you contact a beekeeper for colony relocation. Don’t try to treat these beneficial insects as problem pests.

Signs of Honeybee Infestation

There are several signs to look for to help determine in there is an infestation on your property or in your home.

  • An infestation occurs when you see an excessive amount of bees building nests in numerous locations throughout your property.
  • Active nests can be found in trees, under the eaves of your home, garage, or shed, in the attic, or nestled and hidden in wall voids.
  • Honeycombs inside wall structures that have been only partially removed will still have honey which will eventually decompose. As the honey degrades, it emits an unpleasant odor that infiltrates the home.
  • Degrading honey inside walls will also leak leaving dark spots on ceilings and walls.

Contact our office with any questions and we’ll set up an appointment to visit your property and determine a course of action.

How Do I Find Beekeeper?

Hate the thought of eliminating a honeybee swarm in your yard with all the problems plaguing the bee these days and all the benefits these insects provide? A beekeeper may offer an effective solution, removing and relocating the bees with your permission.

The first step in properly removing a honeybee swarm is verifying they are, in fact, honeybees.
A honeybee swarm simply looks like a large clump of honeybees. Honeybees do not live in holes in the ground or mud nests – these are wasps or yellow jackets. It is essential to properly identify honeybees is essential before calling a before calling a beekeeper out to your property.

Keeping Bees Alive But Far Away
Keeping Bees Alive But Far Away

Have honeybees? Find a beekeeper:

  • American Beekeeping Federation (ABF)
    This professional organization represents beekeepers nationwide and features lists of state beekeeping associations, research centers, and other organizations.
  • Grassroots organizations
    These organizations are run by beekeepers, featuring information on finding local beekeepers to obtain honey or wax, help with swarm removal and control, and protect bees.

  • Google
    Not much can’t be found by googling these days. Try these keywords:

    • Your city/state + beekeeping
    • Your city/state + honeybee swarm removal

Need help helping your honeybees? Contact Stern Environmental today.

When Should I Call an Exterminator?

The Trouble With Waiting
The Trouble With Waiting

Each month we receive many calls from concerned property managers and business owners. Most of them have suspected that they might have a pest control problem for some time. However, because they weren’t sure, they put off calling to talk with a professional. If that sounds like you, don’t worry. You’re in good company.

The Problems with Waiting

Some people put off contacting a pest control specialist because they’re quite sure they can fix the problem themselves. Others don’t have an understanding of how quickly a small issue can become a big one. When you put off bringing in an exterminator, you’re probably going to end up with a much larger infestation.

The Benefits of Calling Immediately

When you contact an exterminator when you first suspect a problem, not only will you have peace of mind that much sooner, but you’ll also benefit from saving money on a costly pest control procedure for a larger infestation. A professional knows how to look for the source of a problem, and quick action usually provides better results.

If you think you might have a pest control problem in your property or business, please don’t put off talking with a professional about your concerns. It’s likely that you’ll save yourself a great deal of time, money and headaches if you act quickly. For more information, please contact us today.

The Trouble with Cockroaches

The Trouble With Cockroaches
The Trouble With Cockroaches

If you’re like many people, you probably think of cockroaches and assume that anyone who is harboring these pests in their kitchen must not be very clean. However, you tend to think differently when cockroaches come to visit your business.

Clean Areas Invite Cockroaches Too

Even if you clean meticulously, you can still be prone to a cockroach infestation and not even know it. Very small food particles can be missed when you’re sweeping the kitchen floor. It’s also easy to forget those minor water spills. Sometimes these small amounts are all that’s needed to encourage a cockroach infestation.

Health Problems Caused by Cockroaches

Many people are allergic to the substances produced by cockroaches that are found in their droppings. Cockroaches tend to stay out of sight, so you might not know you have an infestation for a long time. In the meantime, the allergens that are present in their fetal matter quickly become airborne, resulting in chronic lung and breathing problems for many people.

The only way to effectively get rid of a cockroach infestation for good is by talking with a Pest Control Specialist about your problem. An experienced exterminator will be able to assess your infestation and determine the best way to rid your space of these pests for good.

If you’d like to make an appointment for an inspection, please contact us today.